About Us

The New Horizons Academy Experience

At New Horizons Academy, LLC, founded by Becky Zerr in June of 2020, we are dedicated to providing high-quality online education to virtual students. Our mission is to empower students to reach their academic potential through personalized and engaging learning experiences.

About Us

New Horizons Academy, LLC was born out of a passion for education and a commitment to fostering a supportive online learning environment. Becky Zerr, our founder, envisioned a space where students could thrive academically, regardless of their physical location.

Our Vision

We believe in the transformative power of education. Our vision is to be a leading force in shaping the future of online learning, creating innovative solutions that cater to the unique needs of virtual students. By embracing cutting-edge technology and best practices in education, we strive to make a positive impact on the lives of our students.

Our Commitment

Quality Education: We are committed to delivering a high standard of education that meets the diverse needs of virtual learners.

Personalized Learning: Recognizing that each student is unique, we tailor our approach to provide personalized learning experiences that foster growth and success.

Innovation: We embrace innovation in education, incorporating the latest technology and methodologies to enhance the learning journey.

Founder's Message

Becky Zerr, the visionary behind New Horizons Academy, LLC, brings years of expertise and a genuine passion for education to our community. Her commitment to creating an inclusive and dynamic online learning space is at the heart of our mission.

Get in Touch

We welcome you to explore the offerings at New Horizons Academy, LLC and discover the possibilities of online education. Whether you are a student, parent, or educator, we invite you to join us on this exciting journey of learning and growth.

Thank you for choosing New Horizons Academy, LLC, where every student's journey is a path to new horizons.

Our Teachers & Staff

Becky Zerr, Owner & Founder

Brittney Shaw, Teacher & Manager

Rein Alex, Virtual Assistant

Teacher Bios

Mrs. Becky Zerr

Teaching--especially in English, writing, and language arts--is a true passion of mine. I graduated Cum Laude from Kansas State University in 2010 with a Secondary Education degree in English and Journalism, and then went on to teach in the public schools before setting off on my own as an online teacher and tutor. I also homeschooled my own two young daughters during the pandemic. As of January 2023, I am returning part-time to the public school classroom as the English III and Yearbook teacher at Wamego High School.

My philosophy of education is to make it as fun, personalized, and as interactive as possible for the kids. I always try to even out my direct instruction/lecture time with plenty of opportunities for students to practice these new skills, take polls, play review games, and collaborate with peers. I use this same theory whether I'm teaching preschoolers or high school SAT and ACT test prep; people just learn better if they're having fun!

I am happily married to my husband Brad, and we have two beautiful daughters, Sophia and Elise. We currently reside in Wamego, Kansas, and we love the small-town life.

Oh, and Zerr is pronounced "Zarr," so it rhymes with "car." 😉

Mrs. Brittney Shaw

Hi! My name is Brittney. I received my Associates Degree in Elementary Education and my Bachelors Degree in English. I love working with kids and have experience with all ages. 

I am a wife and mother of four, ages 9, 6, 4, and 1, and the oldest of eight. I have been both a nanny and babysitter as well. Through my past employment and own kids, have gained experience with children with speech delays, autism, and ADHD. I have also worked as a classroom volunteer and ESL instructor. 

I love reading and writing and am a total bookworm. I also love dogs and cooking. My kitchen and my reading chair are my happy places! 

My teaching philosophy is that every child is different and my job is to make sure to embrace those differences to make the education experience the best for all the children. I also want to make sure I do my best to foster a love of reading in my students because, "if you can read, you can do anything!"